Doss High School student accused of damaging dugout at other JCPS school

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman after she and unidentified accomplices damaged a softball field dugout at a local school.

According to an arrest warrant, it happened on Sept. 10 at Trunnell Elementary School on St. Andrews Church Road, near Arnoldtown Road.

Sheriff's deputies say 18-year-old Melina Helen Jones, a Doss High School student, along with unidentified accomplices, were at the softball dugout, smashing concrete blocks on the ground. According to the arrest warrant, a teacher heard loud noises and saw what was happening. When he confronted the Jones and her accomplices, they allegedly cursed at the teacher, telling him, "We don't have to do anything."

The teacher then began using his phone to take images of the youths, and they ran away, according to the arrest warrant. The teacher then contacted law enforcement.

Jones and her accomplices allegedly caused $2,000 to $3,000 worth of damage to the school dugout.

A warrant was issued for Jones' arrest on Tuesday, Sept. 11. She was taken into custody on Monday, Sept. 15. She is charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.

The identities of her accomplices are not available.

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